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Malawi is using bamboo to fight climate change

Bamboo is fast-growing. Image: REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

Caroline Gagné

Research Analyst, Global Restoration Initiative

Moushumi Chaudhury

Associate, Climate Resilience


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AfriBam’s giant bamboo (Dendrocalamus asper) nursery in central Malawi.
Image: Photo by Caroline Gagné/WRI
AfriBam planted giant bamboo seedlings around its water pump to absorb standing water.
Image: Photo by Caroline Gagné/WRI

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Giant bamboo and seedlings on AfriBam’s farm in Malawi.
Image: Photo by Caroline Gagné/WRI
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